Puerperal uterine inversion managed by the uterine balloon tamponade

  • Mariétou Thiam
  • Mouhamadou Mansour Niang
  • Lamine Gueye
  • Fatou Rachel Sarr
  • Marie Edouard Faye Diémé
  • Mamadou Lamine Cissé
Keywords: Uterine inversion, postpartum hemorrhage, uterine balloon tamponade

Abstract

The uterine inversion is a rare and severe puerperal complication. Uncontrolled cord traction and uterine  expression are the common causes described.We report a case of uterine inversion stage III caused by poor management of the third stage of labor. It was about a 20 years old primigravida referred in our unit for postpartum hemorrhage due to uterine atony. After manual reduction of the uterus, the use of intra uterine balloon tamponade helped to stop the hemorrhage. The uterine inversion is a rare complication that may cause maternel death. The diagnosis is clinical and its management must be immediate to avoid maternal complications.

Key words: Uterine inversion, postpartum hemorrhage, uterine balloon tamponade

Published
2016-04-07
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1937-8688